• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chargers QB Kellen Clemens comes off bench during blowout loss

    Chargers quarterback Kellen Clemens completed 5 of 6 passes for 63 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss at Minnesota. With the game out of reach, the Bolts sat Philip Rivers. Clemens actually played pretty well, leading the team on a nice drive that ended with a 19-yard touchdown throw to Keenan Allen.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Philip Rivers skipping practices so he can rest up for Saturday

    Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has started 142 straight games, the second-longest active streak behind Eli Manning's 166. With San Diego on a short week before Saturday's game against the 49ers, Rivers missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday with chest and back injuries, though he did participate in a Wednesday morning walkthrough. "I hate not practicing," he told ESPN.com. "But I think at some point you have to do what's best for me and the team. And practicing [Wednesday] wouldn't have been beneficial to moving toward Saturday." Added Rivers about his playing status: "At this point in the week, I think there's no doubt." If Rivers surprisingly sits out, backup Kellen Clemens would start. He went 4-5 as a starter with St. Louis last year. "One of the reasons we brought Kellen in here is that he was very competitive last year, thrown into a tough situation," offensive coordinator Frank Reich told the website. "He played well against some really tough defenses. He's a very smart competitive guy." The Chargers are 1-point underdogs at San Francisco.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Kellen Clemens productive again in preseason loss to Seattle

    The Friday night lambasting by Seattle did feature a few positives for the Chargers. Among them for the second straight game was the play of quarterback Kellen Clemens. Clemens, who managed a perfect quarterback rating in the preseason opener, recorded a 118.9 against the Seahawks by completing 14 of 21 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. "He did a really nice job once again this week (with) doing certain things and managing the game," Mike McCoy told the team website. "He got in the right spots, got us in and out of plays at certain times, and making some plays in the red zone for us. ... He's growing in the system." Clemens is all but set to open the season as the backup to Philip Rivers.

  • by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Chargers sign Kellen Clemens

    The Chargers have signed quarterback Kellen Clemens, reports the NFL Network. Clemens spent last season with the Rams. He is expected to be the No. 2 quarterback for the Chargers behind Philip Rivers and will replace Charlie Whitehurst, who signed with the Titans on Thursday.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Rams looking to add quarterback in draft

    The Rams are unlikely to draft a quarterback in the first round, but are interested in taking a quarterback somewhere in the draft, general manager Les Snead told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Starter Sam Bradford is coming off a torn ACL, and backup Kellen Clemens is an impending free agent.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Kellen Clemens outpaced expectations

    Rams backup quarterback Kellen Clemens won four of nine starts after Sam Bradford tore his ACL and "proved to be a bit better in his role than many expected," reports ESPN.com. Clemens completed 58.7 percent of his throws for 1,673 yards and eight touchdowns with seven interceptions. Clemens, a 30-year-old impending free agent, expressed a desire to return to the Rams. The website advocates bringing back Clemens as a steady veteran presence, along with the Rams drafting a quarterback with upside as insurance for Bradford.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Kellen Clemens picked off twice in season finale

    Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens threw two interceptions in the Week 17 loss at Seattle, including a pick-6 in the first quarter. Clemens finished 21 of 30 for 157 yards and a garbage-time touchdown. Clemens made nine starts after Sam Bradford got hurt and threw eight touchdowns against seven interceptions. Clemens also lost four fumbles. It was about what you'd expect from a career backup.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Kellen Clemens not worth the trouble in season finale

    Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens has only passed for more than 225 yards once this season and things may not get any easier heading into his final game of the season Sunday against the Seahawks in Seattle.Clemens has only attempted 20 passes in back-to-back games, but in his previous meeting against the Seahawks, he threw two interceptions and was limited to 158 passing yards. He has not thrown an interception over his previous two games but has been held under 200 passing yards in three straight games.The Seahawks have allowed a league-best 173.8 passing yards per game this season. Opposing quarterbacks have averaged only 9.73 Fantasy points per game this season. Continue to ignore Clemens in all formats heading into the final game of the season.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Kellen Clemens avoids mistakes in win

    Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens was asked to do nothing but manage the game in Week 16, so that is what he did in a 23-13 win over the Buccaneers. Clemens attempted just 20 passes in the game, as the Rams relied heavily on the run. He did complete 16 of those passes for 158 yards, and he was held out of the end zone for the second time in three games. He also turned the ball over once on a fumble. Clemens has not done much for the Rams while filling in for Sam Bradford this season. Heading into Week 17 against the Seahawks, Clemens has 1,516 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions while appearing in nine games.

  • by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Kellen Clemens has little upside in Week 16

    Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens heads into Week 16 against Tampa Bay looking to build off a solid game against New Orleans. Clemens had 18 Fantasy points against the Saints with 158 passing yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. It was his best game since Week 10 against the Colts when he scored 19 points, and that's about the extent of his upside. The Rams just don't have the weapons in the passing game for Clemens to post huge stats, and they are clearly a run-first team with Zac Stacy. Even though the Buccaneers have allowed seven quarterbacks to score more than 20 Fantasy points this season, we don't recommend using Clemens even in two-quarterback leagues this week.